Maths Week comes to Intel Ireland

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maths Week Ireland 2013 takes places across Ireland from October 12th – 20th
  • As part of the Maths Week celebrations Intel Ireland hosted almost 900 students on Tuesday October 15th at our campus in Leixlip where they attended a special Maths show entitled ‘What’s luck got to do with it?’
  • The show was delivered by Steve Humble, a.k.a Dr. Maths, from the University of Newcastle

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From October 12th – 20th people young and old around the country are taking part in activities and events to celebrate Maths Week Ireland 2013.

Maths Week is an all-Ireland celebration of Maths bringing together a partnership of over 50 universities, companies, institutes of technology, colleges, museums, libraries, visitors centres, and professional bodies with the aim of promoting and raising awareness and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.

As part of the Maths Week celebrations Intel Ireland hosted almost 900 students on Tuesday October 15th at our campus in Leixlip where they attended a special Maths show entitled ‘What’s luck got to do with it?’. The show was delivered by Steve Humble, a.k.a Dr. Maths, from the University of Newcastle, who brought the students through an interactive presentation into the world of calculations and pattern spotting mixed with some mathematical magic!

A number of Kildare schools from the likes of Leixlip, Celbidge and Newbridge joined in the shows which were held at 3 different times at the Intel campus with hundreds of students attending each.

Maths Week events began in Dublin on October 12th and will conclude at the Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind taking place in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, on Sunday 20th of October.  It is expected that over 87,000 people will participate in events during the week making this one the largest events of its kind in the world!

Maths Week is also an important chance to celebrate the contributions of Irish mathematicians throughout history including the likes of Sir William Rowan Hamilton who discovered quaternions, the first noncommutative algebra to be studied.

Intel has been a sponsor of the Maths Week Ireland initiative for a number of years; speaking about the continued support of this Ireland wide program, Intel Ireland Communications Manager Sarah Sexton said “We are delighted to once again be supporting the Ireland Maths Week activities and to be able to welcome so many local students to our campus to experience how Maths plays an important and sometimes unexpected role, in so much of our daily lives. Maths is a fundamental foundation of so many of the hi-tech job roles that we see available today and this is a trend which will only grow into the future as economies will increasingly be driven by the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”.

Attending the Maths week event at Intel Ireland were students from:

  • St Conleths Community College, Newbridge
  • Kildare Town Community School
  • Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge
  • St. Wolstans, Celbridge
  • Salesians College, Celbridge
  • Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip


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Michael Dolan from Salesians College in Celbridge takes part in the Maths Week fun

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Students from 6 different Kildare school took part in the Intel hosted event

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Hundreds of students pack into the Intel auditorium to take part in ‘What’s luck got to do with it?’


Further Information


About Maths Week

This is the 8th annual Maths Week which is coordinated each year by CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning Maths, Science and technology), Waterford Institute of Technology, Maths Week Ireland is run as a partnership of over 50 institutions and groups who are committed to promoting an interest in mathematics. Intel Ireland has been involved as a sponsor of Maths Week for a number of years. For more information visit www.mathsweek.ie.

About Intel

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Additional information about Intel is available at:

Web – intel.ie |  Twitter – @Intel_IRL  |  Facebook – Intel Ireland

Media contact: Sarah Sexton sarah.sexton@intel.com  | + 353 1 606 8537


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